Photo of Municipal Services Building CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
invites applications for:
Health Services Administrator 3 (General)
Exam Number: 10Q15F22

SALARY: $71,207 - $91,553 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/27/2009
CLOSING DATE: 08/07/2009
COMPETITION: Health Dept-Only Promotional

This is public health administrative work directing the delivery of comprehensive health services in a full service health care facility, including elements of public and primary health care for one of the City's District Health Centers. An employee in this class directs and coordinates the activities of a large multi-disciplinary staff assigned to a District Health Center, including medical, paramedical, dental, nursing, administrative, clerical, and technical personnel and other support personnel. Work includes responsibility for interpreting and applying complex health science standards, protocols and policies, and/or coordination and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Conferring with departmental administrators, governmental and professional officials, and representatives of community groups, managed care organizations, hospitals and Health Care Center Community Boards to insure effective coordination in the implementation of programs or projects is of major significance to the work. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.


The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

  1. Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Health Department with a Performance Rating of Satisfactory or higher; AND;

    Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, industrial management or engineering, business administration, public health, or a master's degree in political science with major concentration in public administration, AND;

    One year of public health administrative experience in a large, complex personal health services agency, AND;

    Two years of full performance public health administrative experience in a large, complex personal health services agency, one year of which must be in a health care facility. AND;

    Two years of public health administrative experience in a large, complex personal health services agency performing administrative supervision of health services personnel engaged in the delivery of primary medical health services directly to patients or the implementation and evaluation of several primary medical health services activities in a district health program.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience described above.

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


Oral Examination - 90%
Seniority Rating - 10%

This examination will tentatively be held the week of Novemeber 2, 2009. Please note that this exam date is subject to change.

DEPARTMENTAL-ONLY PROMOTIONAL. Only a departmental promotional eligible list for the Department of Public Health will be established as a result of the examination.

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test.  Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.


When applying by U.S. mail, the application should be sent to:

City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1640
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To apply in person, please visit the Employment Application Center on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building, 1401 J. F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM.

ALL Applications must be received by the close of business or postmarked no later than August 7, 2009..